A mother’s love

“Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving” – Dr. T.P.Chia

My mother came to visit us a few weeks ago and it was always good to see her. We don’t see each other that much especially now that me and my sister are both working in KL. I thought of sharing with you about my mother, and if you have met her in person you will know that she is very talkative ๐Ÿ˜›.

My mother gave birth to me when she was 24, when I was 24 I was still out partying ๐Ÿ˜‚. Being a young mum, she had to adjust herself to motherhood and also make time for her work and life. I’m sure it wasn’t an easy task, especially when you had a very demanding baby, plus I was a fat baby and I could have broken her back whenever she carried me. She did her best to raise both of me and my sister, and taught us how to be independent since young.

She is always supportive of our endeavors. My mother is no one famous, she is someone who aims to spread positivity into the lives of the people that she crossed path with. She is a traveler and an outdoor enthusiast and let me share with you a few things that I’ve learned from her.

You are never too old to travel

My parents have worked in the traveling industry for many years, and we are very fortunate to be able to travel overseas from a very young age. My mother is now a full-time traveler/tour leader and she always encourage people to see the world. She is very passionate about what she does and is always up for the next adventure.

Health is wealth

She always tells us that although money is important, but health is gold. She said that one of the best things she can do is to take good care of her health so that we can spend more time together. Unlike me, she is also a hiker and together with a group of hikers they have hiked different hills and mountains in Asia. She also encourage her friends (me included) to challenge themselves and get out of their comfort zone. I tried to hike with my mother sometimes and I had to use walking pole while the rest of them hike with ease ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Staying calm in the storm

In other words, “ไบบๅฎถไนฑไฝ ไธ่ฆ่ทŸ็€ไนฑ”. It’s easier to say than done I know, but it has been a reminder for me especially in the face of uncertainty. I personally believe that there is always a solution to each problem and only when my mind is at peace that I’ll be able to think straight. I am still practicing though, especially at times when I have to really let go and let God.

To my mother, thank you for trusting us in whatever that we do and support us in ways that you could. I am very thankful for my parents and to all the mothers and fathers out there, I pray that you will always be blessed with good health and happiness.

May the peace be with you.

Till then x.

#MyBracesJourney – First braces tightening

I have braces mouth officially for over two months now!

I got my bottom braces a month a ago and apparently it was more challenging to put them on because of my tongue and saliva. I also have overbite, so my dentist had to put a bite raiser on my upper teeth to prevent my upper teeth from affecting the aligning process of my bottom teeth. My dentist told me that I have to wear my braces for at most 2 years (Okay not too bad).

Finally, I went and got my braces tighten for the first time yesterday and damn what an experience! Apparently my dentist had to cut a bit of my upper front tooth to make space and because I didn’t know what was going on so I was actually terrified by the whole process.

My gums were swollen which caused the entire process even more unpleasing. The moment when she tighten my braces I was screaming inside because I can feel the tightness and as if my teeth were coming out lmao. My dentist had to calm me down and she was like “don’t worry, your teeth are not coming off”. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I might have exaggerated the process a little but it was so uncomfortable and I felt like as if somebody was putting a lot of pressure on my teeth. Thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as when I first got it because I can still bite and eat normally. There was one point that I even questioned myself “why the hell did I get braces!” ๐Ÿ˜‚ Dramatic I know.

So here’s my two months update:

Before upper and bottom braces

Two months in

I will definitely share about how I take care of my braces and gum in the next post, stay tune!

Till then! x

How do I overcome emotional breakdowns?

It’s not going to be easy but we will get through it.

I recently experienced an emotional breakdown, I feel like as if the world was going against me and nothing make sense to me anymore. It was a difficult moment for me but I am glad that I went through it and now I would like to share with you how I have managed.

1. Journaling

I wanted to talk to my boyfriend and friends about my problems but at the same time, I don’t want to burden them with my negativity. I also feel like my mind wasn’t functioning well because of all the emotion I was feeling at that moment. So, I decided to write them down and when I write, I write as if I was telling a friend about my experience. The best part about this is that you can write whatever you want. To be honest, writing them down was very therapeutic, you might come to a solution as you write.

2. Go for a walk

I always like to go for a walk whenever I feel stuck because it really helps me to clear my mind. You can go to a park or in my case I enjoy walking in a shopping mall ๐Ÿ˜‚. No, it is not a retail therapy but I just like to see things as I walk. It helps me to distract myself a little and before I know it I feel better again. I think by just getting yourself out there can help you to regroup your thoughts and help you to relax.

3. Exercise

You know what they say, exercise release endorphins that help to improve your mood. I personally love kickboxing! Because not only I get to punch my negativity out, I am also toning my body and get to learn a few basic self-defense techniques, which actually made me feel empowered. Back when I was in KK, I went to Kinabalu Fighters because they have ladies only kickboxing. But now that I have my braces on, it is a bit dangerous for me so I opt for jogging or hiking.

4. Feel your emotion

One thing that I have learned, is that you must feel your emotion. I cried hysterically sometimes because that’s how I feel at that moment. I can feel that my inner child was screaming her lungs out and letting them out helps me to heal. I will always remind myself not to dwell on those emotions for too long and there are many ways that you can do it. Whether is talking to a friend that you trust, taking a nap, clean your house and etc. or just simply do nothing. Always find one that suits you.

I hope that whatever that you are going through or feeling right now, I know that it is not easy and you might not be okay now but if you are reading this, I will keep you in my prayer. You can also reach out to Befrienders KLย or Befrienders KKย if you feel that there’s too much to handle and you just need someone to talk to and listen. I personally contacted them before when I felt helpless and I just needed to talk to someone. The volunteers at Befrienders are trained to listen and they will ask questions where it will lead you to figure out a solution on your own.

Disclaimer: These are based on my own experience and what has worked for me. I hope that they will help you to get an idea on how to manage your emotions better.

Till then. x

 

#MyBracesJourney – Part 3: Putting on my top braces

It is finally happening.

It has already been 3 weeks since I put on my top braces and I am getting the bottom one done next month. To be honest I have no idea why my dentist did them separately, maybe I should ask her.

The process took about 1 hour and 15 minutes and it wasn’t painful at all. My dentist even told me that when she got her braces she experienced no pain but I think it’s different for everyone. For me, it is slightly uncomfortable at first but it’s more bearable now. So when I first got there, my dentist took a few photos of me before braces and I got my mould done as well. I hated the moulding part because I gagged when she tried to get the mould of my upper teeth and to distract me, she asked me to shake my legs, lmao it actually worked!

Once that was done, she started to put on the brackets and when she put on the wire I can feel the tightness and I seriously think that she haven’t tighten it up yet, I think I will cry when she does that. For the first few days I can only eat soft food and today I can bite on pretty much anything except for super solid food like nuts, raw carrots and etc. I know they said that you can pretty much eat anything but I don’t want to risk breaking my brackets or wire.

Image source: Pinterest

I got the conventional braces because yo girl can’t afford Damon braces or Invisalign ๐Ÿ˜‚. For mine the total cost for the braces is RM5,000 (excluding extraction, scaling, x-ray and moulding) and I have to deposit RM2,400. I’ll pay by installment for the remaining and for me it’ll probably take 2 years? And so by the time I’m 30 I’ll have a nice set of teeth ๐ŸŒš

If you’re interested, I got mine done at Pang Dental Clinic and I advise you to make an appointment 2 weeks to one month in advance because they are always fully booked especially on Saturdays.

Till my next braces update!

My first trip to Penang!

It was also my birthday weekend, that means road trip!

Day 1

We drove our way to Penang, it was a 4 hours drive from KL and before we start our journey, we went for breakfast at Thong Kee Cafe at Sea Park. It is famous for its croissant with cheese, egg and ham!

What a better way to start your day with a good breakfast!

The traffic was smooth because we went on a Friday and before going to our Airbnb, we had Char Kuey Teow at Kedai Kopi Sin Hwa for lunch. The shop that we wanted to go was closed so we had to find an alternative and we stumbled upon this place. Char Kuey Teow are everywhere in Penang!

Photo courtesy of vkeong.com

Our Airbnb is small but cozy, it has everything we needed. Well except for filtered water but there was a 7-eleven nearby so we’re good.

We stayed at Straits Garden Suites

After we settled, we went to Ferringhi Beach which was a 40 minutes drive from where we stayed. We wanted to catch the sunset and just unwind a little. I hated the sand ๐Ÿ˜‚ it was so rough and it was painful to walk with bare foot but we still did it anyway.

We were trying to find the famous Starbucks by the beach which we did and I love it! There’s something similar like this in KK but its not exactly by the beach.

We went to Restoran Bee Hooi for dinner, they sell different kind of food there. From satay to sabah pan mee? The satay, yes I must highlight the satay! The meat was soft and flavourful, not forgetting the peanut sauce!

Oyster omelette and Prawn noodle

YAS the satay!

We ended our 1st day in Penang with apom balik at Restoran Sin Kim San and chinese herbal tea after to cleanse our tummy a little.

Banana, shredded coconut meat and brown sugar apom balik

Day 2

Full day on the 2nd day! We wanted to try out the roti bakar at Toh Soon Cafe initially but it was closed when we got there. So we went to Kheng Pin Cafe for breakfast instead. Overall it was good and it was my first time trying lobak, to be honest I thought lobak was the chinese style fried carrot cake but it wasn’t lol.

Prawn Mee, Lobak and Wan Tan mee

Pete and I have always enjoyed visiting museum and historical places. So, we are not going to miss out Peranakan Mansion! It was very interesting and I’m glad we got to take a glimpse of how the rich baba and nyonya used to live. The tour was around an hour and you can just walk around the places to slowly enjoy every part of the mansion. Before that we actually stopped by a church and we even parked next to a very old graveyard!

Photos courtesy of http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my

Entrance fee: RM20

We went to Bangkok Lane to search for the famous mee goreng, I’ve been craving for roti bakar since morning so I had that instead.

And of course China house, people who knew that I was going to Penang told me that this place is a must go. I love the carrot cake and I was surprised by how big it was for one serving! We also bought another slice of cake for my birthday celebration later.

The carrot cake is almost as big as my face

After an eventful morning, we went back to our Airbnb and just rest. Our dinner place was at Two Buns (Carnarvan street), and it was also my pre-birthday dinner. Well, they do serve spike milkshake but we didn’t get to try them because they only have it occasionally. Burger was good but the highlight of the dinner was the arcade machine ๐Ÿ˜‚ our inner child was screaming with excitement and we actually waited for our turns to play!

Forever 21

The night was still young of course and we proceed to our next destination, Pokok. Yea, that’s the name of the bar. There were different bars on the same street so I guess we found the drinking area of Penang. Pokok is an outdoor bar and we ordered two glasses of wine to get the night started.

We walked around after that, and guess where we were next? Foot massage! I felt asleep during the massage ๐Ÿ˜‚. There was also a procession going on, a Chinese culture thing. We saw a few guys with long thin metal pierced between their cheeks (wtf?). At 11pm, I was already feeling very sleepy and guess what? While we were on our way home, we discovered a hidden bar, Manchu.

Last day!

Finally had my toast ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m so happy because it was so good. Especially their coffee! We went back to our Airbnb to pack and check out before going for lunch. Pete wanted to try the famous nasi kandar at Line Clear and boy I’m not kidding you, we had to line up for about 15 minutes. Was it worth the wait? Yes! The place is not very hygienic because it is in an alley but it was good.

YESSSSS!

After that, we went for Penang most famous cendol stall. I personally am not a cendol fan but I was told that it is must try. Well, it was good! I like the simplicity of it, and it was refreshing especially on a hot day. Before we left, we went to get the famous tausa ping! Ban Heong and Khee Hiang. To be honest, I think both are very similar and I was told one is better than the other. For Ban Heong, they have more options like spicy shrimp tambun biscuit, salted eggs flavour and etc.

I know there are more places for me to discover and I’ll be back for sure! I hope you’ll find this post helpful especially if you’re a first timer like me!

Till then xx.

Weekend at Sekeping Serendah

Disconnected from the world.

My mum visited us not long ago and knowing her, we need to plan something that is extraordinary. She doesn’t really like shopping malls so we decided on Sekeping Serendah.

We chose Sekeping Serendah because of their Glass box room, that’s extraordinary enough right? I didn’t know that we will be disconnected from the Internet entirely, so it was good to take a break. We stayed in Glass Box 2 and guys please be prepared for the toilet ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Our glass box.

The rate of our room, we went on a Friday so it was RM360.

Open concept private toilet, it feels like you are showering in the wild. I think Glass Box 1 & 2 are meant for couples ๐ŸŒš and don’t worry, no one can see you.

Sekeping Serendah was an hour drive from KL, traffic was smooth that day because it was a Friday. I would advise you to bring your own food and entertainment (board games, books, movies and etc.) because you wouldn’t want to go out once its dark, and the nearest shop will take around 20 minutes drive. Obviously there won’t be any food delivery either.

There’s a BBQ spot on the “balcony” outside of our room, and we brought some chicken wings and hotdogs for that. They do provide kettle, toaster and a mini fridge so you can cook some cup noodles but I don’t recommend you to use the toaster and the fridge has a funny smell.

BBQ night.

View of our room from the outside.

I must say it was a very refreshing experience, I felt rejuvenated especially after spending a night in the jungle. Even though technically this is consider glamping because you stay in a glass box instead of a tent. They actually have bigger rooms that can accommodate more people, which are more suitable for bigger groups and don’t worry the toilets are not all like that. Anyway, I would definitely go back again!

For more information, you can check out their website at www.sekeping.com

Till then! xx.

#MyBracesJourney โ€“ Part 2: Upper Wisdom Tooth Extraction

This is going to be a long ass process.

If you have read #mybracesjourney – part 1 post, you will know that I have to extract all of my wisdom tooth for my braces.

So I finally went and extracted both of my upper wisdom tooth. Thank God it was a normal extraction and now I have one more to go! I actually went to two different clinics for my extraction. For my left side I went to Klinik Pergigian Vanitha. The whole process took about 15 minutes? I got to the clinic earlier that day so I thought I can mentally prepare myself before going in. When the dentist saw me, she asked me to go into the room and injected me with anesthetic WITHOUT any anesthetic gel! ๐Ÿ˜จ

Man I can feel the needle and it was an unpleasant feeling. So we waited for it to kick in to my system and after two more jabs, we’re ready. I was again so nervous that my body was quite stiff. If you were to go for an extraction, it is best to try and relax your body because when your muscle is contracted, it’ll be harder for extraction.

Done with the left tooth!

After one month, I went to Pang Dental Clinic for my right upper wisdom tooth extraction. The reason why I changed to a different clinic it’s because my housemate told me that they are cheaper. And it was! The dentist told me I have two roots for this tooth so it actually took her longer time to pull my wisdom tooth out.

Right tooth, can you tell it is bigger than the left one?!

The difference about this clinic is that, the dentist actually applied a numbing gel and spray the gum area before she injects me. But because it was a bigger tooth, so she had to “unscrew” my wisdom tooth in order to get it out and the nurse had to hold my head because my head was spinning while the dentist was trying to pull my teeth out ๐Ÿ˜‚. Thank God both of my extraction went smoothly!

If you are thinking of getting your wisdom tooth extracted, I actually recommend Pang Dental Clinic because it cost me RM100 for a normal extraction. The one at Klinik Pergigian Vanitha was RM260 and apparently they don’t extract wisdom tooth surgically but Dental Clinic Pang does, which is around RM700-RM1000. Both of them open on Saturday.

I have to extract my bottom right wisdom tooth surgically and I am not looking forward to that ๐Ÿ˜…. But I know it’s for my own good! I hope you’ll get a better insight of this process, and trust me it is not as scary as you think. If it’s a normal extraction, it is pretty much painless even after the anesthetic wears off. Make sure you consult your dentist before doing anything because it is not necessary to extract wisdom tooth unless it is bugging you. Till then! xx.

Our 1st Anniversary in Bangkok

It was also our first trip together.

4 months ago, my boyfriend was sent to Bangkok as part of his training program. As he will be there for 6 months, it will be the best time to visit Bangkok.

Finally after 3 months of waiting, the day for me to fly to Bangkok has arrived! I am actually in the airport now waiting to fly back to KL (Time flies!) so I thought it’ll be a good idea to write everything down when I still remember them.

Day 1 – Finally here!

I arrived at Bangkok on Tuesday night and I was so happy to see Peter at the arrival hall, it feels good to be reunited again. We didn’t really do anything that night as it was already late, so we just went back to his apartment and did a little food shopping at the Family Mart nearby. 7-eleven and Family Mart are everywhere in Bangkok and I love it!

Day 2 – Bike Tour at Ayutthaya

We woke up pretty early because we are taking an early train to Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya is a small town which is an hour away from Bangkok. We wanted to do something different so we booked a bike tour. We actually cycled around the town for a good 4 hours. I was pretty unfit as it was pretty tiring for me plus it was hot ๐Ÿ˜‚ We had a tour guide with us as well and guided us around.

Off to Ayutthaya by train

One of the first few temples that we have visited

Reclining Buddha

First lunch in Thailand

The head of the sandstone Buddha image

Our super tired faces after the bike tour

After coming back from Ayutthaya, we went for a shoulder, neck and foot massage. It was 350 baht (its considered cheap) and ended the night with Korean BBQ and of course soju ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

Day 3 – Grand Palace, Temples and Asiatique

This was the most tiring day! We travelled mostly by boat the whole day. We went to Grand Palace first and it was chaotic! There were so many tourists ๐Ÿ™„ I was annoyed because we were told to dress modestly which I did but apparently my long trouser wasn’t long enough. Nevertheless, Grand Palace was magnificent! Even thought the entrance fee was 500 baht but I personally think that it’s worth it.

Look at all the people!

We also went to Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha, it’s huge!

We went to Wat Arun after and it was beautiful. Even more beautiful if you see it from across the river. We chilled for awhile at the opposite restaurant and off to our next destination – Asiatique.

Wat Arun

The boat to Asiatique is actually free, last boat is at 12am. I like Asiatique, it was spacious and less chaotic. It was also our 1st Anniversary that day, so we celebrated with more pad Thai and Crocodile meat ๐Ÿ˜‚

Happy 1st Anniversary โค๏ธ

It taste slightly like pork ๐Ÿค”

Day 4 – Jim Thompson’s House, Platinum Mall and Talad Rod Fad Train Night Market

I love the Jim Thompson’s house! It is beautifully designed but we are not allowed to take pictures inside the house. The entire house is built and inspired by a mixture of Thai and Western architecture.

After that we went for Wan Ton Mee (which was more like an expensive version of Sarawak Kon Lao Mee) and since the place is near to Platinum Mall, we thought to “drop by” for a bit ๐Ÿ˜› lucky for Peter I am not that much of a shopper. My ultimate must buy is the Riya Brand bags and my minyak kapak.

At night, we went to Talad Rod Nad night market that is filled with mostly the locals. The highlight of this night market would be the vintage cars!

I just had to ๐Ÿ˜‚

Day 5 – Floating market, Chatuchak, Chinatown and Route 66

In the morning, we went to Klong Lad Ma Yom Floating Market which is smaller than I expected but it was clean and nice to walk around because it has less tourists! We had boat noodles for breakfast and local coffee after, which Pete has tried to order them in Thai ๐Ÿ˜‚.

We went to Chatuchak after and as usual it was packed as hell. It’s huge and full of people! ya ampun. We did a little bit of shopping and foot massage there, had one of the best mango sticky rice (topped with coconut ice cream okay!), the garlic bread was to die for as well and of course had another round of pad Thai and off we go.

This is really good

We went home and rested for a bit before we leave for Chinatown. Chinatown was so packed! And I was almost drown in sweat. Especially during our dinner at T&K seafood. I didn’t know they are still selling shark fins there and people are ordering them as if they were at McDonald’s.

ไฝ ๅฅฝ๐Ÿ‘‹

Yasss!

Because it was a Saturday, so we thought to go to a club ๐ŸŒš. We went to route66, the cover charge was 300 baht with a good selection of drinks! But yo girl slept in the club for a good 15 minutes ๐Ÿ˜‚

Me before I fell asleep at the club ๐Ÿ˜‚

Day 6 – On Lok Yun, Giant Swing, Temples, MBK, Ekkamai, Bars hopping at Thong Lo

My last day! I have been feeling very emotional because time flies! On Lok Yun was the best! I really hope they have something like this in Malaysia. It is a Thai-Western coffee shop and the food are really affordable. After our breakfast we went and see the Giant Swing and one of the temples there.

Must order their Kaya! It’s so good and different from the one we have in Malaysia

Giant Swing

We actually went to church in the evening and look it’s a Golden Jesus

We went to MBK, which is known for selling electronics and Ekkamai after. I love Ekkamai! There’s a shopping centre there and I just love the environment. We had Japanese for dinner and I felt so sad because it was my last dinner in Bangkok! After dinner, we decided to go to check out the bars at Thong Lo (similar feel to Bangsar, KL) It was a public holiday on Monday in Bangkok, so everyone was out. I can see there were more Thais there as compared to another area and it was pretty lit. People there has actually been talking to me in Thai ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sawadeeka sis?

And of course, we wouldn’t want to miss out Soi Cowboy which is one of the popular red light districts. There were a lot of flashy chicks and if you watched The Hangover II before, one of the scenes was taken there (if I am not mistaken).

Day 7 – Goodbye Bangkok and my love

I really don’t feel like going back, I want to stay for another day. It has been really fun, especially with Peter. My flight was in the afternoon so in the morning we went to a nearby coffee shop to have local breakfast. I couldn’t resist 7-eleven and Family Mart so I just had to do my last minute shopping there ๐Ÿ˜‚ Time flies when you’re having fun! And then it was time for me to say goodbye.

Last breakfast!

It has been one of the most amazing weeks of my life. From going to Good Vibes Festival with my friends (which I will blog about it soon) to traveling around Bangkok with Peter. I am truly blessed and I did feel really good after the trip (100% charged) and will definitely be going back again and to be honest I didn’t shop as much as I expected (yet). So, that’s pretty much about my 1st trip and I hope for more to come! Till then xx.

My Miss Universe Malaysia 2018 Audition Experience

No, I’m not the Miss Universe Malaysia ๐ŸŒš

It has been almost a year since the audition so I thought of sharing this outrageous experience of mine. Yo girl actually auditioned for Miss Universe Malaysia 2018 ๐Ÿ˜‚ and just so you know, the winner is Jane Teoh from Penang. Anyway, I decided to audition for this pageant because I told myself that I am only young once and I really pushed myself to get out of my comfort zone for this! My aim was just to get through the audition and that’s it.

So without thinking too much, I arrived at the place for the audition and to my relief it wasn’t full of people. After I registered myself, I was told to touch up my hair and makeup. I had light makeup on with my hair slightly curled, to be honest I wasn’t looking at my best that day. So they actually have professionals to do hair and makeup for the girls who went for the audition!

Now the waiting game begins, I was waiting for my turn and when they called my name I was like “oh shit I’m dead”. Before entering the audition room, I was being interviewed by the previous year 1st runner up, Dana Low. She asked me questions like whether I am nervous, how am I doing and etc. I was very VERY nervous at that point but I managed to drag my leg and walked myself into the room.

When I walked into the room, there were three judges (I forgot their names ๐Ÿ˜‚) and it was completely silent. The silence was killing me, so I started introducing myself and why am I here. I was so nervous! My lips and cheeks were shaking, plus having my arms flying here and there (very elegant Jac) I can’t even stand still. My audition took about 15 minutes and I was so glad that it was over!

Holding my hands together so they don’t take control of me.

Too late, fml.

I must say I am proud of myself for doing this. I only managed to get into Top 50 but it’s all good.

Also I think my double chin was too excited in this headshot and FYI, I’m from Sabah ๐Ÿ˜‰

Even though this is my only audition but I did learn a few things.

1. Beauty is very subjective, people will always have things to say. Just don’t let them affect you, do your best and let God do the rest.

2. If you were to go for a pageant audition or any audition, treat it like any interview. Do your research and be prepared.

3. Dress to impress! I mean even if you audition for fun, you still have to feel confident. It’s important to wear walkable heels sis.

Lastly, have fun! If you managed to get to the next round, make sure that you are serious about continuing because it’ll take up a lot of your time and you have to be mentally and physically prepared.

By the end of the day, it should be a learning platform for everyone and I know they might want to spice things up or what not. But just remember to not do anything that you’re not comfortable with. Trust your guts and speak up!

That’s all from me xx.

*All images and video clippings are sourced from MUMO’s Instagram and hurr.tv

#MyBracesJourney – Part 1: Wisdom Tooth Extraction

I can already imagine everyone’s facial expressions when they see the title. So, today I want to talk about wisdom tooth extraction. I was told that I might have to extract my wisdom tooth last year but because it requires a minor oral surgery so I decided to just drop it.

This year however, I am planning to get my braces done so I went for a consultation and my orthodontist told me that I have to extract them, yes in order to make space for them braces. I was told that it will cost me RM850 per tooth! To be honest my wisdom teeth have been bugging me and I know I will need them to be extracted no matter what.

Both of my wisdom tooth at the bottom are in horizontal position, sighs.

I called a few clinics to check on their price and it is even more expensive! Some of them cost around RM1k, my heart! Well, when there’s a will, there’s a way, so I am not giving up on this. I remember seeing one of my friends posted about her wisdom tooth extraction on Instagram and so I asked her about it. Turns out, she had a similar case and did hers for RM250* at Mahsa Dental Clinic.

One thing about the clinic is that I can only go on Tuesday or Wednesday because apparently it is the only available time for anything relating to wisdom tooth. I don’t mind the trouble as long as I can get my tooth extracted without burning my bank account.

UPDATE: I extracted my first wisdom tooth!

The process was painless but you’ll definitely feel the pain after. I was on a liquid diet for almost a week, I can’t talk normally and my face was swollen. I’m not sure whether you can tell but in this picture my left side is slightly swollen.

Day 2 post surgery.

Unfortunately, Masha Dental Clinic is closing their Dang Wangi branch so if you were to go to that clinic, you have to go to their main campus which is at Bandar Saujana Putra! I googled the location and it is so far away ๐Ÿ˜ช

Anyway, I have to extract another one so I am looking for a different clinic. For my next extraction though, I am so bringing my earplugs! I was warned about the sound and I didn’t know that it can be quite traumatizing. What sound? Well it’s the sound of them removing my bone ๐Ÿ˜… in order to take the tooth out. And I really suggest to not talk for at least two days, let your jaw rest for faster recovery so it is best to just stay at home. I am fully recovered after two weeks which is not too bad.

I know that this is going to be a super long journey but I know that it will be so worth it. Wish me luck for my next extraction!

*Price excluded RM20 registration fee and you have to pay RM20 for every visit (the hell?)